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Wisconsin Architect E-News Archive: May 2007

AIA Director Appointment

AIA Wisconsin has the opportunity to appoint the next AIA Director for the North Central States region on the national AIA Board of Directors. The new AIA Director for our region, which includes Minnesota , South Dakota and North Dakota in addition to Wisconsin , will be appointed to a three-year term that begins in December 2007. AIA members interested in being considered for this important position are encouraged to submit a letter of interest with a statement of qualifications by no later than June 15 . AIA Wisconsin Vice President/President-Elect Lee Connellee, AIA, Appleton, is heading up a special Review Committee for this appointment. The AIA Wisconsin Board of Directors will consider the committee's recommendation at its meeting on August 2.

Architecture Firm Award

You are invited to participate in the 2008 AIA Wisconsin "Architecture Firm Award" program by submitting a nomination or encouraging others to do so. This award, the highest honor that can be bestowed on a member-owned firm, will be presented at the AIA Wisconsin Convention next spring. The Architecture Firm Award recognizes a Wisconsin firm for outstanding achievement in the advancement of the architectural profession. The deadline for nominations is October 31, 2007.

AIA Northeast Wisconsin AIA150 — Flag Day Parade

In celebration of the AIA's 150 th anniversary and Appleton's sesquicentennial, AIA Northeast Wisconsin will have a float in t he 57th Annual Appleton Flag Day Parade, Celebrating 150 Years of Old Glory. The fun begins at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 9. AIA Northeast Wisconsin officers are looking for volunteers to help build the chapter's AIA150 float. AIA Wisconsin members are encouraged to contact Kevin Shumann, AIA, at (920) 882-2547 for further information.

Convention Kudos!

Kudos to volunteers on the Convention Committee chaired by Rob Wheat, AIA, Monroe, as well as the speakers, exhibitors, sponsors and hundreds of members like you who made the 2007 AIA Wisconsin Convention & Expo a great success! If you attended and haven't already done so, please complete and return your AIA/CES report form and feedback sheet as soon as possible. The AIA Wisconsin fax number is (608) 257-0242. Contact AIA Wisconsin if you're interested in volunteering for the fun, excitement and glamour of planning next year's Convention & Expo program, which is scheduled for April 30 & May 1, 2008.

2007 Design Awards

Earlier this month at Monona Terrace, the architects, owners and contractors involved in eleven building projects selected to receive 2007 AIA Wisconsin Design Awards were recognized for excellence in architectural design. The award winners reflect a diverse mix of projects. The common thread is that they were all designed by AIA Architect members of AIA Wisconsin .

AIA Wisconsin Fall Workshop

Based on member feedback and suggestions, the 2007 AIA Wisconsin Fall Workshop will focus on green buildings and sustainable design. This year, in order to offer the widest array of top-notch workshop sessions possible, AIA Wisconsin is partnering with the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance and the Energy Center of Wisconsin on the "Greening The Heartland | SE² Conference" scheduled for September 12 & 13 at Monona Terrace in Madison. Two dozen breakout sessions will feature innovative projects and ideas for a sustainable future, with five of the sessions recommended for the AIA Wisconsin Fall Workshop. In addition, the conference will open with keynotes by USGBC CEO Rick Fedrizzi and by AIA Vice President Norman Strong, FAIA, on the Institute's commitment to sustainable design and the 2030 challenge. Plus, the GTH2007 Trade Show will showcase products specified in LEED certified buildings and services needed to design and build them. And that's not all . . . . as the 4 th annual Sustainability & Energy Efficiency (SE²) Leadership Awards will be presented at the luncheon on September 13.

Distinguished Service

At last week's Annual Meeting, AIA Wisconsin President Marty Sell, AIA, Juneau , presented a Citation for Distinguished Service to fourteen individuals in recognition of their significant contributions to the profession of architecture. Citation recipients included: Ronald Buchholz, Fitchburg, for coordinating the administration, development and enforcement of state building codes; Kevin Connolly, AIA, Wauwatosa, and Thomas Cox, Appleton, for coordinating a very successful 2006 Fall Workshop on "Integrated Practice;" Michael Eberle, Middleton, for his contribution as chair of the 2006 Fall Workshop and for his dedicated service as the co-chair of Wisconsin's Young Architects Forum and as the YAF Regional Liaison for the North Central states; David Ewanowski, AIA, Madison, for chairing the successful 2007 AIA Wisconsin Convention & Expo; Michael Gordon, AIA, Madison, for chairing the AIA Wisconsin QBS Committee since 1996; Mark Kraft, AIA, Madison, for his leadership of the AIA/DSF Liaison Committee; Karen Plunkett Muenster, AIA, Milwaukee, and Diane Trevarrow Evans, AIA, Milwaukee, for their efforts in coordinating special programs and events for the AIA Board of Directors meeting in Milwaukee; Kelly Thompson-Frater, AIA, Madison, Melissa Destree, AIA, Oregon, Richard Lundeen, AIA, Madison, Thomas Hirsch, AIA, Madison, and Gregory Fischer, AIA, Madison, for their leadership of the AIA Southwest Wisconsin AIA150 "Blueprint for America" initiative.

WAF Annual Meeting

The Wisconsin Architects Foundation (WAF) held its Annual Meeting in conjunction with the AIA Wisconsin Convention. WAF President Lawrence Schnuck, AIA, Whitefish Bay, presented a report on WAF scholarship and grant programs, encouraged architects and allied professionals to contribute generously, announced the election of Patrick Conway, AIA, Mount Horeb, Gary Gust, Menomonie, and Ralph Jackson, AIA, Cross Plains, to the WAF Board of Directors, accepted a $1,000 contribution from County Materials Corporation and recognized WAF scholarship recipients attending UWM SARUP. Since 1954, the WAF has been building a better Wisconsin through architectural education and public awareness. Plus, a successful Art by Architects Silent Auction and Book Sale was held on May 16, generating over $2,100 for WAF scholarships and grants.

AIA Documents on Demand

The AIA Documents on Demand eShop is now open for business. It is a website that provides 24-hour access to ten of the most popular AIA Contract Documents, including the A101, A201 and several G-series documents. Customers are asked to provide limited project-specific information. AIA Wisconsin is a full-service distributor of AIA Contact Documents.

People & Places

John J. Bieno, AIA, Oregon , has been promoted to vice president at TJK Design Build. Arthur C. Chadek, AIA, Wauwatosa , has joined Pfaller Architectural Associates. Paul M. Klein, Assoc. AIA, Milwaukee , has joined Milwaukee County Department of Public Works. Amy M. Doyle, Assoc. AIA, Madison , has joined Marshall Erdman & Associates Inc., as the resource librarian. Julie King Gruebel, Assoc. AIA, Mukwonago, has joined HGA Inc. Jason P. Korb, AIA, Milwaukee , and Jeffrey S. Tredo, Assoc. AIA, Fox Point, have opened their own firm, Korb Tredo Architects (KTA) in Milwaukee , (414) 273-8650.

AIA Now on Google Earth

To view the AIA's layers on Google Earth:

1. Download Google Earth.
2. Open the Google Earth software.
3. Go to the "Layers" pull-down menu on the left.
4. In the View box on top, choose "Core."
5. Under "Primary database," click open "Featured Content" (with the blue star).
6. Click on American Institute of Architects (with the Big Red A).
7. Go to the globe on the right and play!

Member Action

Please welcome the following new members who joined AIA Wisconsin between April 17 and May 22, 2007: John Burgan, Professional Affiliate, Brookfield (SE); Jacob Bolda, Student, Milwaukee (SE); Erick Esse, Assoc. AIA, Madison (SW); Tyler Jorgensen, Student, Pulaski (NE); Darlene A. Gluck, Assoc. AIA, Mt Horeb (SW); Elliot R. Goettelman, Assoc. AIA, Sturgeon Bay (NE); Karen S.M. Beck, Assoc. AIA, Middleton (SW); Katharine E. Kuether, Assoc. AIA, Sheboygan (NE); James W. Duncan, AIA, Plymouth (NE); George Bastien Jr., Student, Green Bay (NE); Amy H. Molepske, AIA, Kohler (NE); Alison Marlin, Student, Madison (SW); Matthew C. Lepper, Student, Menasha (SE); Jennifer A. Cihasky, Assoc. AIA, Jim Falls (NW); Brianna Occhino, Student, Green Bay (NE); Jordan O'Connor, Student, Fond du Lac (NE); Shannon L. Miller, Assoc. AIA, Verona (SW); Peter Panzer, Professional Affiliate, Fredonia (SE); Blake J. Hebert, Assoc. AIA, Madison (SW) and Misty Wildey, Student, Milwaukee (SE).

The Last Word

No sensible decision can be made without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. [Isaac Asimov]

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